Red Carpet-Worthy Spa Treatments
Just in time for the Oscars, Four Seasons spas offer treatments worthy of Hollywood royalty, from red-carpet manicures to pampering facials.
With the Academy Awards coming up on February 24, Hollywood’s biggest names are pulling out all the stops to make sure they look their best on the red carpet. We may not all be movie stars (or even movie-star arm candy), but we can all experience the same level of pampering, if only for a day. The spas at Four Seasons offer a number of luxurious treatments to make your body feel balanced and make your skin look camera-ready—be it for family photos or the paparazzi.
Take a cue from Oscar and drench yourself in the one thing that everyone is after this season: gold. Cleopatra is said to have maintained her youthful skin by sleeping in a golden mask, and the ancient Indian art of Ayurveda has long made use of the element’s rejuvenating traits. At Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, the 24-carat anti-ageing facial is designed to stimulate collagen production and reduce lines, essentially lifting your skin to create a glowing, more youthful appearance. Or indulge your face and your body with the Pinnacle Facial at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Utilising the anti-inflammatory properties of gold, this stimulating facial brings out the radiance of your complexion, while the body is treated with a gold-infused sugar scrub and shimmer oil.
If you’re looking for something truly lavish, try caviar, diamonds or even pure oxygen. At Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, the Caviar and Pearl Facial uses pure caviar and pearl extracts to help improve elasticity and promote the flow of oxygen, creating a visible reduction of lines and wrinkles. At Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, the spa experts are also keen on the positive effects of oxygen. The Pure Oxygen Infusion facial replenishes dehydrated skin by infusing oxygen with 87 vitamins and minerals as well as soothing plants and flowers. An ideal treatment before any special event, this facial penetrates deep within the skin to heal and restore.
Another thing you’re sure to see glimmering on the red carpet is decadent diamond jewellery. At Four Seasons Hotel Macao, you can make diamonds your own best friend with the Spa’s Diamond Magnetic Jewel ritual. First, precious gemstones such as jade and tiger’s eye are applied to each of the seven chakra points to clear the energy paths. The body is then polished with crushed diamonds and micronised iron, which is then removed by magnets to create a positive electro-magnetic aura. A balancing massage concludes the ritual, further enhancing the effects.
Where the Stars Are
During awards seasons, all eyes are on Los Angeles, so why not go where the stars go for their pre-ceremony pampering? When you book a Ready for the Red Carpet manicure or pedicure at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, you can choose between a complimentary glass of Champagne or a customised juice blend from Culina, Modern Italian’s new Squeezed menu. Enjoy your libation in a poolside cabana or the private manicure suite.
A short way outside the city, Four Seasons Resort Westlake Village offers the DNA EGF Renewal Growth Factor Exfoliating Facial, also known as the Red Carpet Facial, which is a favourite among celebrities for its lasting effects.
Want to add a little shimmer to your spa experience in the City of Angels? The Spa at Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel) is the only spa in the country to offer the Diamond Life Infusion Facial from Natura Bissé, a rejuvenating treatment with results you can see immediately.
If you can’t make it to the big event, the Beverly Wilshire has the next best thing. After indulging at the Spa, celebrate the Oscars in style at The Blvd. In partnership with Moët & Chandon, the restaurant is throwing a red-carpet Champagne Brunch and viewing party, starting at 11:30 am on February 24 and running through the show’s screening.
Whether you’re toasting the year’s best films or simply toasting a day well spent, a little celebration (or indulgence) is always a good idea.